i was sharing information at AA with someone that reads this forum, and this person made a very good point, wich i would like to share here:
Recently I am trying to get some distance from this so called ''hobby" of mine (i.e., a literal addiction to perfectionism and material things in hopes of bringing about True Lasting '''Happiness''').
I want to be a Happy person, not an addicted person whose perpetually disatisfied by material objects and psychological sensations that are the unwise subject of the minds clinging 'desire' for something from the outside world to 'bring' it satisfaction ...thus resulting in perpetual dissatisfaction. So, lately I have taken up Buddhist meditation practices and feel better about my Self and Life compared to when I was trying to 'feel' happy via amassing the 'ultimate' audio system....such a fleeting high, and one needs to keep buying things and tweeking in order to 'up the score' just to 'feel' a little more of that bygone high again, temporarily, until the next baseline is hit and dissatisfaction inevitably sets in.
Do you know if Romy or any of us Audionuts are Truly Happy people INSIDE?
What is the Highest purpose and Best utilization of the limited years we have here?
Is it Wise to put such a large portion of ones life energies into things that are like "castles in the sand'', as the predictable tide waters of our eventual death grows closer with each passing day?
i answered him following :
very good point you made in this email.
i start to interest abought high-end hi-fi again abought 6 month ago. i am able to put this " hobby " since the beginning in the right place. when something starts to be the most important thing in your life, ( in many cases of high-end nuts - cas it seems to be their playback system ) then this turns out to get their " god ". it meens you search from this thing your personal fullfillness and satisfaction. Of course a playback system never will be perfect, and never give u ultimate satisfaction and happyness . I am a born again christian, and the most important in my life, and in my heart is Jesus Christ. He is the only one that can give real peace in our hart, real happyness , because he reveald himself to us to be the son of God, who loves us so much, that he came to this world , and gave his life at the cross, to die for me, for you, for all of us, because of our sins, to save us from hell , and give us forever life. he paid at the cross for our sins, instead that we would have to pay for them at eternity in hell. buddha, mohamed, and other founders of religions died, but jesus ressurrected after 3 days, and lives forever and can help each one of us, that comes to him in prayer. please do not missunderstand me wrong, i just wanted to testify to you abought my experience . if you want to know more abought this, i like very much these cartoons of chick publications.